At Michigan Ross, you'll find a community that celebrates inclusion, diversity, and empowerment.

We believe that leveraging the perspectives of different cultures, world views, and life experiences enriches learning, inspires new thinking, and builds the best leaders. Whether through classroom discussions, action-based learning projects, international experiences, or the Sanger Leadership Center, you’ll experience education turning into vibrant action.


Building Community

Michigan Ross inclusive excellence

We develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. In supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives, Michigan Ross has a boundaryless approach to building an inclusive community.

We value the contributions of our community and foster an environment that includes a diverse cohort of people and perspectives.

We believe that developing global perspectives and intercultural skills within our community are essential in preparing the Ross community to thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Michigan Ross is committed to developing diverse perspectives by providing interdisciplinary cross-cultural collaborative opportunities for the Ross community to engage and grow.

The Ross Office of Diversity and Inclusion is here to advance and foster a dynamic and inclusive culture, and a positive community at Ross. For inquiries or to learn more, please contact us: rossinclusiveexcellence@umich.edu


Committed to Inclusion

Historically, Ross has been a pioneer in promoting a culture of inclusion on campus and in the surrounding community.

Through courses and engaged learning opportunities in the Center for Positive Organizations, the Sanger Leadership Center, and the Center for Social Impact's U-M Social Impact Challenge, Ross has a demonstrated history of integrating diversity in its academic programs. Ross is a premier partner with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a premier career development institution that equips high potential students of color with the skills, coaching, and door-opening relationships to unlock their potential. Ross was one of the first institutions to join the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and the Forté Foundation, alliances of business schools furthering the advancement of underrepresented students and women in MBA programs, where we continue to lead today. We consistently welcome the largest group of students among all of the schools that participate in the Consortium.

Ross' commitment to an inclusive culture manifests not just academically but also in its holistic admissions processes and throughout our clubs and organizations. We host more than 70 student clubs and organizations where you can connect with students who share your interests and passions. The Michigan Business Women graduate student club—which also offers a club for undergrads—is one of the largest student groups at Ross, hosting a prominent conference each fall, while the equally active Ross Black Business Student Association hosts the annual Alfred L. Edwards Conference. Additionally, Out for Business builds a strong sense of community among LGBT students and allies at Ross, while the Armed Forces Association advances the role of veterans in business. And more than a dozen of Ross’ student organizations are focused on different countries or regions around the world.

Whatever your background, if you love to exchange ideas and build relationships with people from all walks of life, you'll love what the Ross community has to offer. But don’t just take our word for it; see what our students have to say by connecting with a student ambassador.

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Ross also recognizes the importance of supporting nontraditional students such as students with families and students with disabilities